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The Luftwaffe missions, on the other hand, involve a nailbiter attack on Allied shipping with a Ju-88A, and a typical bomber interception with a FW-190.
In January 1944, over the Anzio beachhead, Baugh along with his wingman were credited with a victory for shooting down a German FW-190 fighter-bomber.
Levesque (later commissioned) was perhaps the first Allied airman to tangle with and identify the then new FW-190 German fighter aircraft.
Hall of Brazil, Indiana, shot down an FW-190, the first enemy fighter downed by a 99th pilot.
Dryden, USAF (Ret.), in his book A-Train: Memoirs of a Tuskegee Airman, published by the University of Alabama Press in 1997, in a present tense narrative, wrote of the debriefing after their return from the mission of July 2: "After telling of our experiences during the mission we learn some good news and some bad, really sad, news." The good news was of the shooting down of an FW-190 by Lieutenant Hall, "the first 'Negro American' to shoot down a plane in aerial combat." Then, "the bad news is that two of our mates have not returned to base....
The first Canadian to bring down a FW-190 became involved in several scraps, including one that ended at low level when his engine stalled and he plunged into the English Channel and later to be taken prisoner.
The FW-190 -- based on a real plane in a German museum -- will join his British Spitfire fighter and his American P-51 Mustang fighter.
Three days later, MacKay was engaging an FW-190 at low level when the pilot lost control and crashed.
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